Wandong : First BCI Body Still Going Strong

Wandong : First BCI Body Still Going Strong Date Released: 12/05/2012

Max Perry had been a driver in Wandong in the late 1990s, and the first driver of the first BCI. In 2003 he branched out on his own to start Perry’s Wandong Bus & Coach... taking the BCI with him.
 
Since then Max and Ann have grown their fleet from one to 12 vehicles, & that first BCI continues to run in the fleet today. Impressively, the only cent they have ever spent on it was replacing the clutch.
 
When Max visited the BCI production facility factory with his dealership Whitehorse Truck & Bus sales manager, Peter Lenon, he says he observed firsthand how BCI engineers and sales guys takes onboard what operators expect.
 
“Instead of telling us what we want, they ask us ‘what do you want?’, says Perry 
 
Like Wandong Bus & Coaches growth, Max says BCI has gone from strength to strength.
 
“We are committed to the brand now”
 
With a few Classmaster school buses in the yard, the latest model Perry’s took delivery of was a 56-seat 3-axle Explorer coach last year.
 
Now the Perry's are sitting down contemplating their next purchase, which Max says should be a 13.5 metre 2-axle Cruiser coach.
 
He believes with the 57-seats and a toilet it’s a very versatile vehicle, for school to charter and long distance V/line routes.
 
“We are kicking the next acquisition around very seriously before the end of financial year, he says
 
Perry’s Bus & Coach operates in Wandong, Kilmore and the northern metro suburbs. For enquiries contact Max Perry on 03 5787 1480 or email wandongbus@live.com.au
 
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